Newark Parks & Playgrounds

Old Newark


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73 viewsMrs. John Rodgers Jr. addressing a crowd of voters
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81 viewsPossibly the dedication of the Wars of America Monument.
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July 4th 1914127 views
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Police Inspection134 views
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Prohibition Rally55 viewsGeneral view of the huge wet demonstration which was staged in Military Park,Newark,by Fraternal Trade and War Veteran organizations.More than 40,000 persons marching to music of a hundred bands, were cheered by thousands of spectators,many of whom joined in the monster rally.The paraders,carried 10,000 signs,bearing the legend,'We Want Beer'.Prominent speakers who addressed the great throng were Matthew Woll, vice president of the A.F.of L.and Mrs.Charles H. Sabin, President of the Woman's Prohibition Reform Organization. (Military Park Building in the background)

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Recruiting Meeting at the Military Park Bandstand101 viewsFrom "Shade Tree Commission of the City of Newark, New Jersey" 1916
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Socialist Rally53 viewsNorman Thomas Target for Barrage of Eggs in Newark. Newark, N.J.: Rotten eggs and ripe tomatoes break against the face and body of Norman Thomas, Socialist leader, as a crowd of hostile demonstrators go into action to break up a Socialist meeting he attempted to address in Military Park, in the center of the city. The demonstrators, many of them wearing veteran's caps and carrying banners such as 'Reds Keep Out,' marched into the park with a band, which drowned out Thomas as he attempted to speak. Police, who had granted the permit for the meeting, were unable to preserve order and finally escorted Thomas, covered with red and yellow blobs, from the park. Thomas claimed that the pelting was carried out 'by a band of unruly men, obviously taking orders from Jersey City.
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Wars of America Monument Unveiling144 views
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